September 2, 2020

Faculty Awards

Teaching & Mentoring

Special Events

Charlie Hailey Named Master Artist-in-Residence at Atlantic Center for the Arts

Charlie Hailey, Ph.D., Professor and Distinguished Teaching Scholar, College of Design, Construction and Planning was recently named a Master Artist-in-Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Spring 2021. Dr. Hailey will be working with artists and architects in various media, engaging with the ACA campus (landscape, ecologies, and habitats) and even the coastal environment around New Smyrna Beach. He will be studying margins and boundaries—whether they are found at the edges of practice, space, time, or place. 

Eric Triplett Awarded the ASM William A. Hinton Award for Advancement of a Diverse Community of Microbiologists

Eric Triplett, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, Microbiology & Cell Science, UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, has been awarded the William A. Hinton Award for Advancement of a Diverse Community of Microbiologists by the American Society of Microbiology. This award recognizes outstanding contributions toward fostering the research training of minorities and in increasing diversity in microbiology. It is given in memory of William A. Hinton, a physician-research scientist, and one of the first African-Americans to join ASM.

HyFlex Classroom Spaces Available

As part of the university’s #NoWallsTeaching initiative, UFIT has designed and created 20+ HyFlex classrooms in centrally managed classrooms for use this fall. HyFlex classrooms are designed to support a wide variety of course configurations and provide a higher-level experience for both in-class and remote learning through enhanced technologies.

Anyone with questions about UF classrooms and learning spaces is encouraged to contact UFIT’s Classroom Support Team.

Professional Development Opportunities for Your Trainees

Professional development opportunities for your trainees are available to help them reach their goals no matter where they are working. Encouarge your graduate students and postdocs to participate.

  • Postdoc Writing Program: Posdocs develop a daily writing habit and meet writing goals with peer accountability groups, coaching, peer review, and writing retreats. Hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, University Writing Program, and UF Libraries. 
  • Office of Graduate Professional Development Writing Program: Graduate students find social support with writing groups, discuss writing topics and participate in weekly hour long writing group sessions. 
Workshops & Seminar Series
  • Office of Graduate Professional Development Fall Workshop Series: Topics include “Finding a Good Dissertation or Thesis Topic”, “Giving Effective Oral Presentations”, and “My World is Not My Doctoral Program”. Workshops are open to everyone.
  • Job Search Series: Prepare for the job search outside of academia with weekly meetings to discuss topics such as elevator pitches, interviewing skills, and how to write a CV and/or resume. Workshops are designed for late-stage graduate students and postdocs. Hosted by The Graduate School, the Career Connections Center, and the Center for Stress Resistant Agriculture's ExcelAGator program. 
  • Learn – Discover – Lead: Designed to provide practical advice for PhD and dual degree scientists who will be managing and leading research teams of their own.  Seminars are are open to everyone. Sponsored by the UF CTSI & UF Health, Grad Student & Postdoc Career and Professional Development (GradDev).
  • Personal and Professional Wellness Events for Postdocs: Events will be added throughout the semester to help postdocs navigate ongoing challenges such as job market concerns, racism and white supremacy. Hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
  • Postdoc Socials: Meet other postdocs virtually every Thursday 4:30-5:30pm. Hosted by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

UF Mindfulness 360 Weekly Practice Sessions begin Sept 14th

Mindfulness is not one, but many. Learn about the many facets of mindfulness and practice with community. Free sessions are held each Monday from 5:30-6:30pm via Zoom for the duration of the fall semester. View the schedule and register

Florida Museum Hosts Virtual ‘Science Off Tap’ Sept. 10th

The Florida Museum of Natural History and the University of Florida Thompson Earth Systems Institute will host “Science Off Tap: Urban Streams” Sept. 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. This FREE virtual event features an engaging conversation with AJ Reisinger, assistant professor of urban soil and water quality at UF, as part of the series “Changes on the Horizon.” The event will be livestreamed on Facebook and Zoom, join in the discussion and have a Florida Museum experience from home! To sign up, visit

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